Taylor Talbot Paralympic Trials

Paralympic athlete, and Nyssa alumna, Taylor Talbot poses next to the Paralympic Trials sign after finishing her 100 meter, and running her fastest time of the season.

TOKYO — Recently, on September 2, Taylor Talbot participated in the women’s T13 400 meter dash preliminaries. She competed in the second heat, out of three, during the preliminary races. She happened to be the only US representative in the second heat, and managed to take fourth place, coming out of lane eight. She managed to run a time of 1:04.76 in her preliminary 400 meter, but she wasn’t able to qualify for the finals with her time.

Talbot’s Paralympic events consisted of the women’s T13 100 meter and T13 400 meter. She had competed in her preliminary race for the 100 meter dash on August 31, in Japan. She managed to take fifth place in the 100 meter preliminary with a time of 13.33. In relation, she did not qualify for the T13 100 meter finals. A few days after, Talbot followed her performance with her 400 meter preliminary.

Following the conclusion of the 2020(21) Tokyo Paralympics, Talbot will take a one month vacation before she continues her training to prepare for the 2022 World Championships. In a past interview, Talbot had also stated that she intends to strive towards qualifying for the 2024 Paris Paralympics.

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